Study of a head and shoulders on a light brown background. He wears the uniform of a Spanish officer with an open, gold-embroidered collar and gold buttons, the badge of a Knight Commander of the Bath and the red cross of Saint James of Compostella of Spain. This is one of 13 portrait studies painted by the artist from life, for his large painting 'Battle of Waterloo', now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Where to see this painting?
English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House
Hyde Park Corner, London, Greater London, England, W1J 7NT
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.